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The National Art Library (NAL) in the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is one of the world’s major art libraries.The NAL is making some of its early Museum publications freely available online.

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by Army & Navy Co-operative Society
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Trade catalogue, Army & Navy Co-operative Society
Topic: Trade catalogues
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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by Birdwood, George C. M. (George Christopher Molesworth), Sir, 1832-1917
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; New ed.Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topics: Industrial arts:India, Decorative arts, Hindu mythology, Hindu iconography, Indian art, India
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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by Silber & Fleming Ltd. (Firm : London, England)
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Trade catalogue, Silber & Fleming Ltd. (Firm : London, England)
Topic: Trade catalogues
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by Smith, Robert Murdoch, 1835-1900
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; 2nd ed. enlarged ; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks ; With map and woodcuts 
Topics: Persian art, Islamic art
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Trade catalogue, Silber & Fleming Ltd. (Firm : London, England)
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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by Birdwood, George C.M. (George Christopher Molesworth), Sir, 1832-1917
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks Vol. I. Part I, The Hindu pantheon. -- Part II. The master handicrafts of India [4 chapters].
Topics: Decorative arts, Industrial arts, India, Hindu mythology, Hindu iconography
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Trade catalogue, Silber & Fleming Ltd. (Firm : London, England)
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Topics: Trade catalogues, Furniture, Furniture catalogues
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by Birdwood, George C.M. (George Christopher Molesworth), Sir, 1832-1917
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks Vol. II. The master handicrafts of India [continued]
Topics: Decorative arts, Industrial arts, India, Hindu mythology, Hindu iconography
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by Pollen, John Hungerford, 1820-1902
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks; With numerous woodcuts; Cover title: Furniture & woodwork; Title in series: Furniture ancient and modern
Topics: Furniture, Woodwork
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Trade catalogue, Silber & Fleming Ltd. (Firm : London, England)
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Topics: Trade catalogues, Furniture, Furniture catalogues
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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by Marshall, Julian; National Art Library
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; With a prefatory note by Julian Marshall
Topics: Portraits, engraving, catalogs
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by Silber & Fleming Ltd. (Firm : London, England)
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Trade catalogue, Silber and Fleming Ltd.
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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by Birdwood, George C. M. (George Christopher Molesworth), Sir, 1832-1917; South Kensington Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; New edition; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topics: India, Industrial arts, Decorative arts, Hindu iconography, Enamels, Enamelling, Ceramics
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by Pollen, John Hungerford, 1820-1902
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; 2nd ed., revised;Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topics: Furniture, Woodwork
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by Silber & Fleming Ltd. (Firm : London, England)
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Trade catalogue, Silber & Fleming Ltd. (Firm : London, England)
Topic: Trade catalogues
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by Army & Navy Co-operative Society
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Trade catalogue Army & Navy Co-Operative Society
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From: International Health Exhibition, London, 1884. Section II. Education, a catalogue of manufactures, decorations and designs. Includes an index of student exhibitors (p.81) and a list of the students who passed through the National Art Training Class, established in 1853 at Marlborough House and continued in South Kensington in 1857. Digitised book from the collections of The National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff
Topics: Report, Art Education, Design Education, Industrial Arts, National Art Training Class, Marlborough...
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. Series: Review of Principal Acquisitions 1912-1939
Topics: South Kensington Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library, Museum Records, Museum...
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by Victoria and Albert Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. Series: Victoria and Albert Museum Yearbook 1969
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Topics: Victoria and Albert Museum, Art Periodicals, Art history periodicals, Yearbook, Museum Records,...
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by Franks, Augustus Wollaston, Sir, 1826-1897; South Kensington Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; Large paper ed. Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topics: Japanese pottery, Japanese ceramics
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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by Silber & Fleming Ltd. (Firm : London, England)
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Trade catalogue, Silber & Fleming Ltd. (Firm : London, England)
Topics: Trade catalogues, Price lists, Christmas gifts, New Year gifts, Birthday gifts, Wedding gifts,...
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff
Topics: Travels, Arabia
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by Lane-Poole, Stanley, 1854-1931; South Kensington Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks; Cover title: Saracenic art
Topics: Art, Egypt, Islamic art, Saracens
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Trade catalogue, Silber & Fleming Ltd. (Firm : London, England)
Topics: Trade catalogues, Pattern books, Cutlery, Electro-silver plated
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff
Topics: Great Exhibition, London, South Kensington, England, United Kingdom, Catalogues, Indexes
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by Lane-Poole, Stanley, 1854-1931; South Kensington Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topics: Egypt, Islamic Art, Islamic Empire
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by Champeaux, Alfred de, 1833-1903; South Kensington Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks First published in 1878
Topic: Tapestry
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by Birdwood, George C. M. (George Christopher Molesworth), Sir, 1832-1917; South Kensington Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topics: India, Industrial arts, Decorative arts, Hindu inconography, Hindu mythology
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by Pollen, John Hungerford, 1820-1902; South Kensington Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Large paper ed. with additional illustrations ; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topics: Furniture, Woodwork
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria  and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. Series: Review of Principal Acquisitions 1912-1939
Topics: South Kensington Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library, Museum Records, Museum...
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topics: Russian art, Russian antiquities
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. Series: Review of Principal Acquisitions 1912-1939
Topics: South Kensington Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library, Museum Records, Museum...
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by Lane-Poole, Stanley, 1854-1931; South Kensington Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks Cover title: Saracenic art
Topics: Art, Islamic art, Egypt, Islamic Empire, Egyptian rulers
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by Government School of Design (Somerset House, London). Council. South Kensington Museum. Victoria and Albert Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by (nate) library staff. Series: Minutes of the Council of the Government School of Design 1836-1847. London: W. Clowes & Sons, 1846–1849.
Topics: Government School of Design, South Kensington Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art...
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by Hildebrand, Hans, 1842-1913
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; New ed. ; Series: South Kensington Museum art Handbooks ; Cover title: Scandinavian arts
Topics: Scandinavia, Antiquities, Industrial arts, Norway, Sweden, Art metalwork
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by Rock, Daniel, 1799-1871; South Kensington Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; Large paper ed. with additional illustrations; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topics: Textiles, Textile fabrics
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by Birdwood, George C. M. (George Christopher Molesworth), Sir, 1832-1917
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; New edition; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topics: India, Industrial arts, Decorative arts, Hindu iconography
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. Series: Review of Principal Acquisitions 1912-1939
Topics: South Kensington Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library', Museum Records, Museum...
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. Series: Review of Principal Acquisitions 1912-1939
Topics: South Kensington Museum, V&A, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library', Museum...
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff 
Topics: Great Exhibition, London, England, Guidebooks, pictorial works, engraved portraits, monochrome...
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Digitised elephant folio from the collections of the Prints, Drawings and Paintings Study Room, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by National Art Library staff. 
Topic: Lithography
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff
Topics: Ship models, Model ships, Public collections, British Isles, Marine engineering
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by Gasnault, Paul; Garnier, Edouard; South Kensington Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks ; Will illustrations and marks
Topics: French pottery, French earthenware, French porcelain
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. Series: Review of Principal Acquisitions 1912-1939
Topics: South Kensington Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library', Museum Records, Museum...
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by Pollen, John Hungerford, 1820-1902
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Large paper ed. (1 of 50 copies) with 15 chromolithographs ; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topics: Goldwork, Silverwork, Goldsmiths' work, Siversmiths' work
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by Franks, Augustus Wollaston, Sir, 1826-1897
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Reprint of 1880 ed. ; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topics: Pottery, Japanese, Ceramics
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by Champeaux, Alfred de, 1833-1903; South Kensington Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks 
Topic: Tapestry
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Digitised book from the collections of the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by V&A staff
Topics: Arts and Crafts Movement, Arts, Crafts
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. Series: Review of Principal Acquisitions 1912-1939
Topics: South Kensington Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library, Museum Records, Museum...
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks; With numerous woodcuts
Topics: British pottery, British earthenware
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. Series: Index to the Henry Cole diaries, 1822-1882
Topics: Cole, Henry, Sir, 1808-1882, South Kensington Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art...
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by Nesbitt, Alexander, 1817-1886
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Large paper ed. (1 of 50 copies) with 9 chromolithographs ; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topics: Glass, Glassware, Glass Manufacture
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. Series: Review of Principal Acquisitions 1912-1939
Topics: South Kensington Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library', Museum Records, Museum...
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topic: Ironwork
Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff ; Trade catalogue, Silber & Fleming Ltd. (Firm : London, England)
Topic: Trade catalogues
Digitised pamphlet from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff London : Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1852. At head of title: Department of Practical Art . "With appendices". Introduction. -- Observations / by Owen Jones. -- [ Catalogue of the 6 divisions of the Museum ] -- Appendix to a catalogue of the articles of ornamental art in the Museum of the Department : Appendix (A), Principles...
Topics: Art education, Museum of Ornamental Art, Museology
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff
Topics: Violins, Italy, Violinists, Palazzo ducale (Genova, Italy), Paganini, Nicolo, 1782-1840
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. Series: Review of Principal Acquisitions 1912-1939
Topics: South Kensington Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library, Museum Records, Museum...
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff. Series: Review of Principal Acquisitions 1912-1939
Topics: South Kensington Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library, Museum Records, Museum...
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by Church, A. H. (Arthur Herbert), 1834-1915; Townshend, Chauncy Hare, 1798-1868; South Kensington Museum
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Digitised book from the collections of the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, uploaded by library staff; New ed.; Series: South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks
Topics: Gems, Precious stones, Private collections